a thousand serious moves

Tripping over Joy

What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a saint?
The saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God
And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move
That the saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”
Whereas, my dear,
I am afraid you still think
You have a thousand serious moves.


May all beings never be separated from the supreme joy that is beyond all sorrow.

a ‘joy’ stone with my one wishing candle burning near saint bernadette, nevers, france

{this one is especially for you}

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